Monday, 1 June 2020

TeachLeSs:Six-day hands-on Online Workshop on

TeachLeSs:Six-day hands-on Online Workshop on Effective Online Teaching Learning Strategies- 26th to 31st May 2020

The Department of Computer Applications completed the first of its kind online hands-on course on effective online teaching learning strategies, named TeachLeSs for the 50 faculty of Maharani Lakshmi 
ammanni college for women, bangalore to learn from home during the lockdown.

Prof Mini Shaji Thomas,Director, NIT, Trichy appreciated the effectiveness and timeliness of the course. NITT was recently made the national massively open online course coordinator for offering 
engineering courses at UG and PG level.

Dr. P.J. A. Alphonse, Head, Dept. of Computer Applications, reinforced that this course is the need of the hour as faculty and students transition into online learning with available resources. The next 
batch will include the faculty of the engineering colleges in and around trichy and faculty of the institutions covered under the margadharshan scheme.

Dr. B. Janet, course coordinator and member of SWAYAM task force at NITT, stated that this course used existing open-source resources and all the participants connected via different modes (laptops, Desktops 
and Mobiles). For those without connectivity, the recorded version of the course was made available for effective learning. Moodle, the open-source learning management system was explored by the 
participants as a tool to aid in synchronous and asynchronous learning. The other software included tools for student engagement in class, learning material generation such as quiz, mindmap, video, 
audio and animation. Game-based learning software was demonstrated. 

The participants were trained in outcome-based learning, lesson planning and a variety of pedagogic methods.  They submitted regular assignments and were graded based on their submissions and awarded a 
certificate of completionThe course ended with the demonstration of the participants of a 
virtual class using the softwares learned. Faculty from 17 different disciplines ranging from Journalism to Psychology to Science attended this course.  They were systematically trained in blended mode of 
teaching incorporating  both conceptual knowledge and behavioural aspects.

Dr. Sushama Bavle, Principal mLAC and Prof. Shoba Sunderesan thanked NIT, Tiruchirappalli for exclusively offering this course for their 50 women faculty.

The Coordinators are Dr. P. J. A. Alphonse, Dr. B. Janet, Dr. S. Sangeetha, Dr. R. Eswari from the Department of Computer Applications, NIT, Tiruchirapalli-620015.

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